The sewage treatment process
At Unitywater, we do the dirty work for you. Every minute of every day!
The sewerage system pumps the sewage to a treatment plant where it is processed and treated to remove any contaminants. Once treated, the resulting effluent is released back out into waterways, where it continues its journey through the water cycle. In some cases, the effluent may be re-used for activities like watering gardens and sporting fields.
Each household's sewerage usage charge covers the costs of removing, treating and disposing of this waste. If you use less water, you pay less, but never more than 44 cents per day.